Travel Tip of the Day: Secure Your Phone and Belongings during Takeoff and Landing

American Airlines 777 economy_class_seatsSecure Your Phone and Belongings during Takeoff and Landing
Gary Leff from View from the Wing recently wrote a post on why it’s important to have your phone and other belongings safely secured during takeoff and landing. No doubt if you fly a lot, you’ve either had your phone or water bottle go sliding up/down the cabin floor or seen it happen to someone else during takeoff or landing. Most of the time people get their belongings back, as you’d expect, but—as Gary writes—not always. Sometimes a phone (or whatever) slides so far under a seat that not even the mechanics can get it out, and the owner is left in a tight spot. Here’s the story.

 

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1 Comment on "Travel Tip of the Day: Secure Your Phone and Belongings during Takeoff and Landing"

  1. I often have my phone in my lap but it’s a smart idea to place it in the seatback for takeoff and landing just in case something like this happens and your phone starts sliding.

    I once had my deflated neck pillow go missing. I left my seat shortly after takeoff, and when I returned, I could not find my pillow. The cabin lights were dimmed, and eventually a flight attendant approached me to ask why I looked concerned. I explained that I remembered taking the pillow out of my bag, but now I could not find it anyway. She had a flashlight and helped me look around my seat, and I checked my bag again, but we could not find it. Then about 5 minutes later, she walked up with my pillow. It was five rows behind me. I don’t know how a fleece-pillow could slide back five rows, but somehow it did. I was so grateful to have it returned!

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